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Proper Maintenance, Removal, and Disposal of PCB-Containing Fluorescent Lights in Schools
Many schools built in the U.S. before 1979 can have light ballasts containing PCBs. Given their widespread use before they were banned, if a school was built before 1979 or has not had a complete lighting retrofit since 1979, the fluorescent light ballasts probably contain PCBs.
Low-Emitting Materials (LEM)
Many materials used in construction emit odors and gases. Some of these emissions are harmful, and some just degrade the aroma of air quality. Those emissions that are potentially harmful...or tested to be harmful...need to be identified and avoided or removed from living and working spaces.
Green Schools Take Remodeling to School...Your Child's School!
Parents, teachers and school maintenance staff can improve indoor air quality, reduce energy costs, and improve student performance with green school methods and materials.
Offset carbon emissions with green operations at community colleges
Mayors support green schools
The Mayors’ Alliance for Green Schools, a coalition of mayors seeking to strategically harness the leadership and creativity of mayors across the country has been formed to promote the benefits of green schools in their communities.
Children's health and learning productivity are greatly affected by the indoor air quality in schools. Green schools not only reduce toxic materials and cleaning materials, but uses clean energy for HVAC.
Remodeling for Children
Children are not mini-adults when it comes to environmental health. They breathe more, sweat more, and eat and drink more by body weight -- so air quality, water quality and food quality are more critical. We bring you information about children's health factors in the built environment at home, school and community spaces.
CHPS - California Schools
CHPS - Collaborative for High Performance Schools. CHPS is leading a national movement to improve student performance and the entire educational experience by building the best possible schools.
Green Clean Institute
Green Clean Institute offers green cleaning and maintenance training and green clean certification for janitorial and office cleaning regarding the green homes, green schools, and green offices.
Edited by Carolyn Allen, Managing Editor of Solutions For Green